Gibson SG Special 2014 vs Fender Modern Player Satin Black

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  1. GabeXLeouz

    GabeXLeouz

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    I want to make the right choice, and I would like you to help me

    1.- I like the style (Body, Neck, Finish) of the fender basses
    2.- I like the sound of the gibson basses


    I would like to hear some pros and cons please

    Gibson SG Special 2014 vs Fender Modern Player Satin Black

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  2. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    They're completely different basses. Different scales. Different sounds.

    If you like the sound of the gibson, I think there's your answer.
  3. bassman10096

    bassman10096 Supporting Member

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    +1, due to the scale and different pickups. The traditional considerations (here are mine) probably apply best:

    Short scales: Are easy to play (unless you have very long fingers I suppose) and handle (are often light); have a unique, punchy tone that rumbles down on the E string and gets very resonant on the G; are less capable of copping traditional Fender bass tones than a long scale.

    Long scales (Fender in particular): Easy to play for typical to long fingers; tone's heard all over the place; fewer concerns about thuddy E strings; Modern Player seems to combine traditional sound with enhanced lows (If the hype is accurate).

    For me, I need both basses. I tend to spend more time on my short scales, but often grab a Fender clone to gig with. They're different basses.
  4. Eminor3rd

    Eminor3rd

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    Yeah, it almost doesn't get more opposite than these two. Buy each with confidence, but you just have to figure out which one you like more.

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